Holy freaking cow!!
who in the world is designing this crap? I am one of the biggest pro-biking person there is and I love the idea of a grade seperation however THIS is insanely too long!!!
Should design it to get to the POINT! have the approaches be in the direction to crossing so they don't have all this round about crap! Something more like this.
Or better yet! have duel ramps on one side, if there is multiple approach paths. I remember seeing that crossing somewhere around the metro crossing a freeway. After crossing the freeway the ramp down you go either direction back down to the trail. Wish I remembered where it was, but it was south west metro area ish. It's crap like this that prevent biking from being a viable mobility option beyond the outer core. This really is the best solution they could come up with? Making people bike 6-8 blocks to go 1 block.
I bet 9 out of 10 times you start taking the bridge over the train will have been long gone by the time you get to the other side!